Determinants of Controlling in Foreign Subsidiaries of MNEs: On the Explanatory Potential of the Institutional Perspective

Cezary Kochalski , Magdalena Łuczak-Trąpczyńska


Objective: The main aim of this paper is to identify gaps in extant literature on controlling in MNEs, in particular factors affecting related managerial decisions. Secondly, the relevance of the institutional perspective will be examined for its potential to explain the design of controlling in foreign subsidiaries. Research Design & Methods: The dimensions of international controlling are discussed. Further, the institutional approach is examined for its applicability to advance the understanding of the determinants of shaping controlling systems in foreign subsidiaries of MNEs. Findings: Institutional aspects can have a significant impact on the functioning of MNEs in relation to their controlling systems. Informal institutions can influence the formation of the controlling system in the relations between the subsidiaries of the MNE, whereby also institutions within the MNE itself should be taken into account. Implications & Recommendations: Conducting in-depth qualitative research will allow for a set of recommendations that are relevant to managers responsible for an effective implementation of management control systems. Contribution & Value Added: The relevance of the controlling system in parent-subsidiary relationships has not received significant attention in existing studies in the discipline of international controlling.
Author Cezary Kochalski (WZ / KCAFiW)
Cezary Kochalski,,
, Magdalena Łuczak-Trąpczyńska
Magdalena Łuczak-Trąpczyńska,,
Journal seriesEntrepreneurial Business and Economics Review, ISSN 2353-883X, e-ISSN 2353-8821, (B 12 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets0.75
Keywords in Englishmultinational enterprises (MNEs); controlling system; headquarterssubsidiary relationship; coordination, firm performance
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)12
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ScoreMinisterial score = 12.0, 18-03-2020, ArticleFromJournal
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